Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The World's Greatest Adventure Machine by Frank L. Cole -- blog tour/giveaway

 The World's Greatest Adventure Machine

Author: Frank L. Cole

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Published: August 8th, 2017

ISBN13: 9780399552823

Hardcover: 320 pages

FTC FYI: I received an ARC from the author, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

An adventure novel about four lucky kids and a mysterious, but thrilling ride for fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Jurassic Park!

CastleCorp and the famous Castleton brothers are unveiling the World's Greatest Adventure Machine! The roller coaster is an experience like no other, and four lucky kids have won the chance to be the first to ride it. 

There's Trevor, whose latest stunt got him in trouble at school again. There's Devin, whose father is pushing him to be the next Internet sensation. Nika's wealthy grandfather isn't too pleased about her participation. And Cameron, he'll be the first to tell you, is a certified genius. 

The whole world is watching. But as the kids set off on their journey, they begin to realize that there is perhaps more to their fellow contest winners than meets the eye. And the Adventure Machine? It might just have a mind of its own.

Join the contestants on their wild ride if you dare. Your adventure starts now! 

My Review

The World's Greatest Adventure Machine is another hit for Frank Cole!  This book has it all. Adventure (which is a given from the title!), humor, heart, and lots of fun.  All of the characters were fabulous.  Each was unique in their own way, which is very important later.  I adored them all. Cameron would say the funniest things.  He was my favorite.  Devin was great too.  Nika kept to herself and was very cautious (for good reason, which is revealed later).  Trevor, wow I wish I was that brave.  This book is very funny and clever.  I love books about kids who are smart and work out their problems.  All while having fun too.  The plot is exciting and there are lots of twists and turns to add to the adventure.  

5 out of 5 stars.  Frank can always be counted on a for a fun, enjoyable book.

Author Links

Goodreads / Website / Twitter / Facebook

Purchase Links

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Deseret Book

Tour Schedule

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Havencross by Julie Daines -- Blog tour/giveaway


Author: Julie Daines

Publisher: Covenant

Published: August 1, 2017

ISBN13: 9781524403324

Paperback: 224 pages

FTC FYI: I received a paperback copy from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

When a shocking scandal involving her father spreads through London society, Elaine Cardinham and her parents are forced to retreat to their country home in Cornwall for refuge. But Havencross is no sanctuary for Elaine. She is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her brother—and the heartbreak she left in her wake all those years ago. It has been five long years since Gareth Kemp last saw Elaine—when she rejected his marriage proposal. Her reappearance convinces him of one thing: he has never stopped loving her. To put his feelings for her aside, he focuses his attention on the dangerous smuggling plaguing the Cornish coast. As Elaine attempts to run from her past, she ventures ever closer to a dangerous truth—and Gareth may be the only one who can save her from a deadly finish.

My Review

Julie Daines is one of my favorite authors.  Her books are always wonderful.  I absolutely loved Havencross.  I could tell Julie researched thoroughly for this book and it paid off.  The setting itself was a character.  With the beautiful descriptions and details, I could picture Cornwall.  The story is beautifully told and I loved the suspense that was throughout the book as well.  Elaine was a strong, smart and caring character.  All of the characters were written well.  Gareth was especially wonderful. I loved the seeds of hints that were planted along the way.  I was not surprised by the "bad guy", but wow, so many exciting scenes and heart-pounding suspense kept me reading and reading and reading until I was done.  

5 out of 5 stars.  Everything this author writes is perfect!

Author Links

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Purchase Links

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Deseret Book / Seagull Book

Tour Schedule

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

National Romance Awareness Month - Edenbrooke/Giveaway

Today is National Book Lovers Day!
To celebrate I am giving away a paperback copy of 
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson. (US only)
This is the book that started the Proper Romance Series
and it is a great one!

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter.
Ends August 16th.
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

National Romance Awareness Month - The Vicar's Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack/Giveaway

Today is National Sister's Day! To celebrate I am giving 
away a copy of 
The Vicar's Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack. (US only)
I read and reviewed this book a couple months ago 
and I just loved it. 
Check out my review here.

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below! 
Giveaway ends August 12th.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Shattered Worlds Blog Tour -- Author Spotlight

Today is my day to share this awesome box set for the blog tour.  
As well as spotlighting an amazing author...

About Shattered Worlds
Escape into twenty-three epic worlds that will leave you breathless.

From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you've been dying to get your hands on!

This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today's New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can't be found anywhere else.

Preorder now for your passport to SHATTERED WORLDS!

Nichole Giles author spotlight!

Nichole Giles is the author of young adult fantasy with strong romantic elements and clean to PG-13 ratings. Find her on the web! Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Amazon | Goodreads |Twitter

Nichole Giles had early career plans of becoming an actress or a rock star, but she decided instead to have a family and then become a writer. Writing is her passion, but she also loves to spend time with her husband and children, travel to tropical and exotic destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.

OCEAN SO WIDE pre-order for $0.99

Shattered Worlds Authors

- J.L. Weil, USA Today Bestselling Author
- J.A. Culican, USA Today Bestselling Author
- J.A. Armitage, USA Today Bestselling Author
- N.R. Larry, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author
- Jane Redd, USA Today Bestselling Author
- Miranda Hardy, USA Today Bestselling Author
- Julie Hall, International Bestselling Author
- Cameo Renae, International Bestselling Author
- Jen Minkman, International Bestselling Author
- Cindy M. Hogan, Bestselling Author
- Elana Johnson, Bestselling Author
- Rebecca Rode, International Bestselling Author
- Audrey Grey
- Nichole Giles
- Katy Haye
- Cortney Pearson
- Elizabetta Holcomb
- Ali Winters
- Kristy Tate
- Liz Long
- AG Henley
- Ainsley Shay
- Jay Noel
- Emily Martha Sorensen

Blog Tour Schedule 
Monday, July 24th 
  • Author Spotlight: Cindy Hogan – My Book A Day
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – Bobbi’s Blog 
  • Author Spotlight: H.B. Moore – The Critic Uncritical Bookworm

Tuesday, July 25th 
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – Cameo Renae
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – Realms of the Supernatural  

Wednesday, July 26th  
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – Indie Book Reviews 
  • Author Interview: Ali Winters – Aconite CafĂ© 

Thursday, July 27th
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – Katie’s Clean Book Collection 
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – Us Girls & A Book 

Friday, July 28th 
  • Author Spotlight: Julie Hall – She Hearts Fiction 
  • Author Spotlight: Kristy Tate – Lands Uncharted 
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – Under the Book Cover 

Saturday, July 29th 
  • Author Interview: J.L. Weil – Circle of Stalkers 
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – Twirling Book Princess 

Monday, July 31st  
  • Author Spotlights: Liz Long & Cameo Renae – Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR 
  • Author Interview: A.G. Henley – Mom with a Reading Problem 
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – YA & NA Bookshelf 

Tuesday, August 1st  
  • Author Spotlight: Rebecca Rodes – Why Not? Because I Said So!
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – (Not) Write in the Head  

Wednesday, August 2nd 
  • Author Interview: Elana Johnson – crochetandbookblog 
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – So Few Books 
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – Book Crazy Lady 

Thursday, August 3rd 
  • Author Spotlight: Nicole Giles – Min Reads and Reviews 

Friday, August 4th 
  • Author Spotlight: Jane Redd – Getting Your Read On 
  • Shattered Worlds Spotlight – No Thought 2 Small 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

National Romance Awareness Month

It is National Romance Awareness Month!

To celebrate I will be giving away three books from the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance line.

The dates for my giveaways will be August 6, August 9 and August 21

Join Shadow Mountain to celebrate Romance Awareness Month
Friday, August 4th 2017 on Facebook!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lies and Letters by Ashtyn Newbold -- Blog Tour/Giveaway

Lies and Letters

Author: Ashtyn Newbold

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Published: July 11th, 2017

Paperback: 247 pages

FTC FYI: I received a paperback copy from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

After a season in London, Charlotte Lyons is still regrettably unattached. With her family’s finances in peril, she is sent away with her sister to a bleak coastal town where she is expected to pursue a wealthy earl. Beautiful and talented, how could she possibly fail? But when her heart is captured by someone entirely unexpected, Charlotte finds herself caught up in a web of lies and intrigue. Between hardship and sorrow, she finds more than she bargained for, forced to choose between the life she once wanted and a new love she never imagined. 

My Review

This book was a surprise.  I was very concerned at first, my first reactions to Charlotte were of a spoiled, mean, heartless girl, but I was curious as to how the author was going to make me like her. Ashtyn pulled it off, and she did it very well.  I loved this book.  The setting and characters especially were outstanding.  Even the horrible mother.  Very well written.  I absolutely loved how Charlotte was able to learn to love and to see how she hurt people and to learn from it.  I loved her improved relationship with Clara.  I enjoyed watching her learn to laugh and to learn to let others in.  James was a joy.  He was outstanding.  I loved his character and his kindness.  I laughed, I cried (especially during a certain scene I can't talk about, it will give too much away), I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  This is the first book I have read of Ashtyn's, and I will quickly be changing that.  Very, very well done.  

5 out of 5 stars.  I can't wait to get my hands on more from this author.  

Author Links

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Purchase Links

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Seagull Book / Deseret Book